Our staff and volunteers play a vital part in our lifesaving work. Currently, we can only find a matching donor for half the people who come to us in need of a lifesaving transplant. The more support we have, the better we are at helping people, which is why we also value our partners.
Hospitals and transplant centres
Each month we take hundreds of calls from hospitals and transplant centres searching for matches for people in need of a lifesaving stem cell transplant. While mostly in the UK these patients could can be anywhere in the world.
We also work with hospital maternity units through our cord blood programme; the UKs first integral national cord blood programme consisting of both a cord blood bank and a research institute.
Other donor registers
We work with other organisations that run donor registers in the UK and across the world. We want to save as many lives as possible so we share our research information and ideas on best practice.
NHS Blood & Transplant (NHSBT)
We have recently announced a new collaboration with NHSBT to save more patient lives, and provide a faster and more efficient service for transplant centres. From Autumn we will be moving towards a single registry which UK transplant centres can use to access matched donors and cord blood units for patients, managed by Anthony Nolan. New donors will still be able to register through both organisations.
The Anthony Nolan Research Institute has had strong and long-standing collaborations with many centres of excellence in the UK, in particular, with the Royal Free Hospital, University College London, Imperial College at Hammersmith Hospital, the Royal Marsden Hospital, King’s College Hospital and Nottingham Trent University.
Our Scientific Director, Professor Madrigal, is the current President of EBMT and our Deputy Director of Research, Professor Steven Marsh, is the EFI President.
Thousands of companies support our work. Running fundraising events, hosting recruitment events and attending our Daisy Ball are just some of the ways to get your company involved.
Run for students, by students, there are now Marrow Groups in 36 universities across the UK. Their aim: to give every student the chance to join our register.
Schools & youth organisations
Through our R&Be (Register and Be a Lifesaver) programme, we work with NHS Blood and Transplant to talk directly to young people about saving lives. Volunteers run sessions in colleges to debunk myths, raise awareness and get 16-18 year olds really excited about the possibility of becoming lifesavers.
Other charitable organisations
We are extremely grateful to the Love Hope Strength Foundation and the Afro Carribean Leukamia Trust (ACLT) who raise awarness and recruit donors to the Anthony Nolan register.